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Native American citizenship, a century later: Looking back on the national Indian congresses that followed in Spokane

Posted on AllSides June 13th, 2024
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In 1925, Native Americans from the Spokane region met for the National Indian Congress. The tribes set up tents and tepees in the Peaceful Valley area of downtown Spokane. The Monroe Street bridge is in the background. (PHOTO SUBMITTED BY JACK AND DOLORES MADER) A century ago this month, Congress made all Native Americans citizens of the United States. In Spokane, this was a rallying cry for the first National Indian Congress, a gathering held over the next two years that grew solidarity and collaboration between tribes. Before the Indian...

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